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Wicked World, Callous Calumny

2011-01-24

My alliteration alludes to the most ancient of blame games, started by Adam himself: “that woman you gave me” (Gen. 3:12). I read frequently from a political site called American Thinker, which normally has good articles. But recently they had a rather misogynistic one called The Descent of Woman, which engaged in the typical scapegoating and stereotyping of women for all that is wrong with the world. In spite of some in the comment stream appealing to reason, history, fact, and much evidence against the article’s premise, others there continue to see women as satanic little Jezebels bent on emasculating men and destroying the world. “Enmity” indeed (Gen. 3:15)!

Like the leftist media’s continual squealing that the evil “vast right-wing conspiracy” is to blame for everything from nuclear war to broken fingernails, male supremacism cannot separate its hatred from reality. And if anyone still wants to claim that our culture is pro-woman, let them explain how so many secular venues still want the Ozzie and Harriet world, where women knew their place and men did whatever they very well wanted, when they wanted (well, as long as other men approved!). But woman’s place, as I’ve written often, is the place of a child who is never allowed to reach full adulthood in all respects as men are allowed.

One would think that with the glaring evil displayed by Islam all over the world, that women would at last be seen as victims instead of instigators. But even when they are bound up like mummies they are still blamed for men’s lack of self-control. In fact, I’ve seen reports that the rampant homosexual pedophilia in some Islamic-controlled areas is admittedly due to women being so removed from public life and seen only as baby-makers. If a woman is raped, she is blamed and often tortured or murdered for it. If she objects to being forced to marry someone 3 or 4 (or more) times her age, she is hunted down and punished. But somehow, western men (and many women too) can look at that and still blame western decadence on women.

When oh when will these misogynists be brought to justice, Lord? How long must women be trampled? Even those who say they honor and value women still treat them like children who must have men’s permission for many things, and like second-class citizens who can never fully use their spiritual gifts. When will the day come that the last are put first, the weak shame the strong, the oppressed are freed, and the burdened are relieved?

Remember, women, you do not need permission to grow up. You do not need permission to be free. You do not need to politely request to preach the gospel, run a business, study theology, support your family, wear whatever you want (both men and women need to dress modestly though!), demand the same purity that men demand from women, teach grown men, council married couples, or change the world for the better as have many brave women in the past. Be strong and brave; don’t buy the lie anymore. Jesus died for you, and in time He will lift you up. “’Vengeance is mine; I will repay’, says the Lord” (Rom. 12:19). May that day come quickly.

14 Comments

kim

the author of that article was talking out of their ***!!! The premise that women who want to be considered equal means that they want to have wanton promiscuous sex, so thank god for Margaret Sanger. AHHHH...!!! I guess that would explain how men think? Is that their definition of freedom and equality?

SaberTruth

Seriously, that’s the implication. But even after pointing this out in the comments they still can’t seem to follow the train of thought to its conclusion.

Territippins

It seems to me that male supremacy is totally dependant on women holding the structure together. Men have consolidated all power to themselves and insist that all women agree with this, and alot do. Women have been promised a ticket to heaven, the favor of God, a life of safety and provision if they will only submit. Like Harlequin Romance, Christian Romance insists that eventually the woman give in and give up everything (even any semblance of individuality) for the love and protection of a man. It is the man that is the ultimate prize for all this self abnegation. Little gods.

Hannah Thomas

In other words - the world was better when women knew their place. ’’’Such women behaved and dressed modestly. Not only did their modesty conceal their physical charm, it also masked whatever blemishes nature may have imparted. Most of all, free of physical distraction men attuned to the spirit appreciated the vastly more important and enduring qualities of their women. They understood true beauty: the beauty of the soul.’’’ Free of physical attraction - since of course men have no self control, and since they that is the case - they can’t see beauty of the soul. ’’’Eventually in much of the West, she came to be regarded as just another woman. All women were depreciated in proportion to her waning influence’’’ If Mary was so key why did the ’leaders’ allow this to happen? "Women" were not in control in the time they speak about! ’’"Liberating" young girls from a model of purity and docility to God and supplanting it with a burden of guilt, shame, and rage would breed mothers who would inevitably infuse their children with resentments and hostilities thereby creating a self-propagating blight sure to infect future generations.’’’ Again WHERE are the leaders? ’’’’From the promiscuous youth enabled by the pill, to the near universal abandonment of their children to daycare, boomer mothers and their daughters already haul plenty of baggage. Adding the staggering number of women who have had at least one abortion, and it’s no exaggeration to say more women today carry a greater burden of guilt and shame than ever before in history.’’’’ Yep. The men carry no guilt. The women ’enabled’ them to become sex crazed monsters, and if we look at history? Men loved that privilege in the past, so basically the women joined them in the muck. It amazes me how men that have this attitude take absolutely no responsibility at all. You know what this makes you want to do? Go up and kiss the daylights out of REAL men. The wussy ones are the guilty ones that blame, and take no personal responsibility for anything. The real men? They can actually ’grasp’ the concept of ’equality’. They don’t use the silly aguement of ’sameness’, and wanting to throw out femininity. They can actually GRASP what is being spoke about! No offense to men that can’t, but honestly they truly make themselves look downright stupid. Maybe they can’t see ’the beauty of the soul’ within women, but real men can see that plain as day. They don’t allow others to tell them ITS NOT THERE! A real man can see. I guess if certain men would come down off their high horse, and smell some reality? They may find that SURE this world has some uglies, but that certainly isn’t gendered based. I honestly have to wonder some days if such ignorance and brain washing will ever end. I mean lets face facts! If ’men’ in the past were so awesome why in heaven’s name would any woman ask for change at all? Per the article they had to ’demand’ their God given rights - was that due to women as well NOT allowing them to have them? We all know the ’leaders’ of the past sure can’t take blame? Unfortunately, when you read articles such as this? You meet their offspring - the whiney, whimpy, little boys that no one told they truly need to think about growing up. I suppose we will have ’blame’ mom for that right? (Rasberries)

SaberTruth

Yes, they get the power, we get the responsibility. They get spoiled, we get blamed. But what gets me is how many women buy into this. To borrow a line from the Matrix, "What a mind job!"

SaberTruth

You said it! It’s just like the argument that Christians need to be under some pastor’s "covering" or we might fall into heresy... it happens quite a lot anyway! If the men who want to be bosses have been doing such a great job all these millennia, how did things ever go wrong? But of course, it was wimpy men which were made wimpy by Jezebel women. No matter what the question, the answer is "it’s her fault!" Seeing how this sort of nonsense seems to be everywhere, even in the west, I have little hope for improvement. It won’t be till Jesus sets up His kingdom here that there will finally be justice.

SaberTruth

Good point also about real men. A real man doesn’t let other men, or society, or some self-proclaimed alpha male boss him around. He can be whatever or whoever he wants. The wimps are the ones that demand their own way all the time like spoiled brats, and mock any man who isn’t just like them. And those happen to be the qualities of a real woman too!

kim

I took a gander at the comments, and it’s tragic. Logic just doesn’t exist. Sweeping generalities leading to jumping conclusions and stereotypes are it’s substitute. But, good job to Webhead!

SaberTruth

Tanx! Not that it was hard to refute or anything...

Hannah Thomas

Since these men love the term ’ruling over’ let me ask you something! Is there any example of circumstances within the bible that ’ruling over’ ever turned out to be a good thing? I’m speaking of the human realm here. Pharaoh ruled for example, and Moses got them out there with God’s help. The ’ruling over’ part wasn’t a good thing. I can’t think of a good example of ’ruling over’ can you?

SaberTruth

There were some good kings in Israel’s history, but here again we have to remember that the ekklesia is a whole different animal, neither Jew nor Gentile. We are all brothers and sisters, parts of one Body, such that hierarchy among us should be obviously foreign and nonsensical. Whether some want there to be a good kind of rule doesn’t apply in the NT.

Greg Anderson

Mahoney (author of "Descent") makes about as much sense as Glenn Beck does. I wonder if he teaches from a chalkboard too?

SaberTruth

Or maybe a teleprompter... >:-D

SaberTruth

Well, I’m giving up at that comment stream. When they start admitting they believe (through the authority of their alleged PhDs) that women are practically a different species of human, reason has jumped out the window and then been hit by a truck.